China crisis: an investor at a brokerage house in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The vertigo-inducing declines in stock prices were chalked down as China’s Black Monday. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, clo(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

China stocks surged for the second day, reversing an early-week slump in frenetic trading on Friday as markets regained a measure of composure followi(...)

Shanghai Composite Index: for every stock that rose, 16 fell, part of a broader decline which has seen the index fall more than 30 per cent in three weeks. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s share market continued to slide on Tuesday, as investors registered their mistrust of government efforts to deal with the bear run, with the S(...)

A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

A specialist trader works at a Virtu Financial booth on the floor of the New York Stock. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China’s central bank boosted banks’ lending(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

The company also announced a dividend payment of HK$0.06 ($0.0077) per share to stockholders

Lenovo, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 19 per cent jump in net income in the second fiscal quarter, but revenue fell sho(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Asian stocks stumbled to seven-month lows on Monday, while crude oil prices were pinned near a four-year trough as promising trade numbers out of Chin(...)

German and Brazilian fans pose  with a replica of the World Cup trophy at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The World Cup has been a fantastic competition, full of drama and excitement, but it has given casino operators in the world’s biggest gambling hub, M(...)

Sinopec is on track to have a very good third quarter and second half as long as domestic fuel prices continue to track international crude prices closely.

Asia’s biggest refiner, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec, posted a 24 per cent increase in first- half net income after its re(...)